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Production Planning /Materials Analyst


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization.  External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.     

Your Role:
At MilliporeSigma, the Production Planning / Materials Analyst provides a critical assessment of historical performance, data analysis to identify trends and themes, and statistical review of business projections.  


  • Utilize a problem-solving mindset, teamwork ability, first-time-right data reporting submissions, and error-free statistical data assessment. 
  • Analyze plant demand forecast and historical performance data to determine the manufacturing plan
  • Produce and maintain standard ERP reporting for the materials management and production planning organizations
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the site ERP system and formulates elaborate reporting and trending analysis to solve everyday challenges 
  • Effectively communicate with the materials management, production planning teams, and other stakeholder departments
  • Solve a range of straightforward problems through knowledge and technical experience in your own discipline with a moderate level of guidance
  • Analyze information and possible solutions then clearly communicates findings and recommendations
  • Understand how the team integrates within the business to achieve overall objectives of the area and build knowledge of the organization, processes, customers, and key business drivers
  • Impact team effectiveness through the quality of own work and the work of others in the team
  • Work independently within established guidelines and policies
  • Maintain a satisfactory training record in accordance with company policies
  • Provide informal guidance and support to new team members about the procedures to follow and the specific tasks required to perform the job effectively.
  • Explain complex information to others in clear, concise ways in various communication formats
  • Use sound interpersonal skills to interact across business areas
  • Deliver a monthly supply schedule to manufacturing execution that accounts for projected demand and plant capacity balanced against the need to achieve customer delivery requirements
  • Conduct detailed statistical analysis of RM, WIP, and FG inventory weekly
  • Work closely with Procurement, Internal Suppliers, Engineering, and Logistics to provide recommendations to address negative trends
  • Provide input into the monthly S&OP supply review
  • Support creation of presentation materials in addition to presenting key supply chain metrics to a cross functional team
  • Perform detailed analysis to manage and support supply chain decision making (e.g. product allocation decisions)
  • Support efforts to drive and achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  • Attend weekly cross-functional team meetings, including but not limited to; daily production meeting, weekly holds meetings, material staff meetings, and S&OP supply reviews.
  • Provide guidance and support to other Supply Chain Planning and Operations personnel as needed
  • Support the Head of Production Planning on special data analysis and other cluster related projects, as business needs dictate 

Who You Are:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Life Sciences, Business, or other discipline
  •  3+ years of working experience in procurement, production, planning, and/or other supply chain position


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in master scheduling, production planning, and detailed scheduling.
  • Experience dealing with large amounts of complex data and customer focus
  • Proficiency in the practical application of MRP logic, scheduling logic, capacity planning, input/output control, product structures, routings, and standards maintenance
  • APICS/ASCM certification



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We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
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If you are a resident of NYC, Connecticut or Colorado, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


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As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

Job Requisition ID:  250352
Location:  Jaffrey
Career Level:  C - Professional (1-3 years)
Working time model:  full-time

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